Monday, January 31, 2011


It took me a full week of calling Denver several times a day, but they have finally approved my knee surgery!  I get scoped this Friday, then I hope to be back on the bike a few days after that!!!!!  Salt Lake Century is still in my sights!!!

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Trees at work
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Just How Stupid Do They Think I Am???

I recieved the following email today.  I have added comments which will be red and italics for clarity. Just how stupid do they think I am???

Dear Sir/Madam,


This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract file presently on my desk, which I never sent and I found out that you have not received your payment due to your lack of co-operation and not fulfilling the obligations giving to you giving? in respect to your contract payment.Secondly, you are hereby advised to stop dealing with some non-officials in the bank as this is an illegal act and will have to stop if you so wish to receive your payment immediately. Non-officials that somehow work in the bank, but are illegal. Oh, Yeah. I see that all the time!

After the Board of director's meeting held in Abuja where???, we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem FANTASTIC grammar!. We have arranged your payment through our SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTRE in Europe, America, Africa and Asia Pacific which one?; this is part of the mandate passed by the Senate who's senate? You are in Nigeria for crying out loud! in respect to overseas contract payment and debt re-scheduling. And also the  Nigerian Government is using this means to reward all the citizens of the United sStates and all part of Europe all part of Europe. Not some parts, ALL PART including Asia, Australia, South America, Canada, Antarctica e.t.c Australia, South America, Canada and Antarctica are now part of Europe?! and all those who have lost their funds in either scam ie: this email, or an uncompleted business, or otherwise, I just love the incorrect punctuation. Proof positive that this is a legitimate email.  You should know that if you are interested to receive your ATM card which will be credited with $5,000,000.00 uUnited sStates dollars before it is being sent to you direct to your doorstep through the FedEx courier service, you will have to respond to me with your full information’s not information, but apparently something BELONGING to that information., After your response you will be directed to the FedEx shipping courier representative!
 tive whose name is Mr. Edward Edwa sweet name, huh?

He will send you your ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money via ATM MACHINE in any part of the world, and the maximum daily limit is Fifteen Thousand United States dollars ($15,000.00) only. And also note that the Nigerian Government has taken care of the shipping fee of your ATM card, so if Mr. Edward is requesting for grammar, dang it! another shipping fee, you will have to report him to me immediately. When you receive your ATM card, you have to alert me so that we can give you process of how to activate and make use of your ATM CARD.

If you like to receive your fund this way, kindly contact me with the following information’s um... nevermind. below.

(1) Your Full Name  Mr. Edward Edwa
(2) Full residential address Quebec, Europe (apparently)
(3) Phone and Fax Number 1-800-2 SCAM ME
(4) Occupation. Con Artist (and poor one at that)
(5) Personal Identification. Driver’s license or International Passport. In your freaking dreams
(7) Age Old enough to know better
(8) Marital Status Nunya biz
(9) Sex No thanks. Your lack of intellegence turned me off.

This message is supported by the Nigerian Government. And I thought OUR government had problems

Thanks for your co-operation. Yeah, whatever.


Mr. Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga
Minister, Federal Ministry of Finance


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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My daughter Chrissy and my grandson Adam
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Friday, January 21, 2011

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My favorite boots, propped up after a long day at work
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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The morning sun breaking over the wasatch mountains. I have a great view from work, huh?
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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Morning sky
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Evening sky.
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

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Jamie Dennison, who plays Princess Eldamira in Shadow of the King. She's wearing a necklace and headdress that I created.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

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This is an angle on the table arrangements for Paul's funeral.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Riding Heavy

This is the logo for my new cycling club I'm starting "Riding Heavy".

I am hoping to get a few locals to join me so we can encourage each other, give advice and generally have fun while we try to lose weight and get in shape on two wheels!


To join us, go to and drop me a line!


-Papa Bear
Criss Rosenlof

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My brother-in-law Shane's friend arranged this casket spray for dad's funeral. Isn't it gorgeous?

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A chainmaille hauberk I am working on.

Monday, January 10, 2011

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Funeral flowers
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

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This is one of the puzzles we did while sitting at dad's bedside. They all wimped out on the sky, so I had to finish it myself!

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This is the drinks table at my show... Or the amount of caffeine needed to keep me awake daily!
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365 Project 2011

I am going to make a go with the 365 project again. This post is for 1/6/11 - my start day. I took this a couple of weeks ago from my phone.

Friday, January 7, 2011

R.I.P. Paul Wood Larson

The world lost a great man today. Paul Wood Larson passed away after a long battle with cancer.

1/7/2011 @ 08:00

Rest in peace, Papa.
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Riding Heavy

Cancer touches everyone. I am willing to bet that you personally know someone who has either fought cancer, lost family or friends to cancer, or lost that fight themselves.

It's time to put an end to cancer, and the only way to do that is through research!

I am fighting cancer because it has hit home in a hard way!  My father-in-law, Paul Larson, is dying a slow, painful death from cancer.

I have created a team to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG), and we will be riding in the Salt Lake Century in May.

I know how hard it is to part with money in tough times like these, but LITERALLY every dollar helps! Please join me and help put an end to this disease that devastates so many!

Thank you for supporting LIVESTRONG. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Riding Heavy Cycling Club
My Personal LIVESTRONG Page
Team Riding Heavy's LIVESTRONG Page

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Been a while...

So much going on, except for riding.

My father-in-law, Paul, has been slowly losing a fight with cancer, and that alone has made this holiday season a tough one.

I love Paul like he's my own father, and I will miss him when he's gone... but he needs to go. I can't stand seeing him suffer any more. It has gotten to the point where I watched him holding Mom's hand and crying, asking "why did I have to wake up again? Why can't I just die?"  Cancer is a HORRIBLE way to die, and I am trying to do my part by raising money through the LIVESTRONG FOUNDATION.  Please, if you can, click through and make a donation to this worthy cause!  You don't have to leave a name, or anything, but if you want to donate in honor of Paul Larson, I would appreciate it.

As far as cycling goes, I will be back in the saddle after my knee surgery on the 27th of Jan.  Hopefully I will be ready for the Salt Lake Century ride in May.  I am going to set up a LIVESTRONG donations page and wear LIVESTRONG gear on that ride to try to raise some more money for cancer research. 

We have to do something to stop this disease from taking so many people!

Stand with me, LIVESTRONG!!!